Safeguarding Children and Young People

This page gives an overview of key statutory and on-statutory safeguarding guidance for schools. It also provides information about where local Derby specific safeguarding information can be accessed.

Key Statutory Safeguarding Guidance for Schools

Schools must follow the statutory safeguarding children guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education, unless there is a good reason not to.

Your Keeping Children Safe in Education responsibilities

A message about your KCSIE responsibilities from Iain Peel, Service Director - Learning & Inclusion Services, Derby City Council

Governing bodies, proprietors and management committees should ensure that all their staff have signed to say they have read and understood at least KCSIE part one. Keeping Children Safe in Education: information for all school and college staff (KCSIE, part one) has been published separately to help staff to read this important document.

Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006

This guidance is for schools and local authorities to understand their responsibilities under the Childcare Act 2006 where staff are working in childcare provision in schools.

Protecting Children from Radicalisation 'The Prevent Duty'

The DfE have provided advice for schools and childcare providers on preventing children and young people from being drawn into terrorism. This includes the The Prevent Duty - Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers (June 2015), a guide about the use of social media for online radicalisation and a helpline. This information can be accessed on the Department for Education website.

Schools will also find the following DfE non-statutory guidance helpful in their fulfilling their safeguarding roles and responsibilities.

Key local safeguarding information for education providers

Key information about safeguarding in Derby can be found on the on the Derby Safeguarding Children Board website. This includes:

A large range of Information and resources on a range of safeguarding topics such as allegations, neglect, CSE, online abuse, FGM, radicalisation and extremism, domestic abuse, early help, safeguarding forms, assessment tools, self-harm, private fostering and much more.